Take for instance 19-year-old Jay Langadinos. Back in May of 2010, this Australian woman sought professional help from a psychiatrist named Dr. Patrick Toohey. After a single meeting, the psychiatrist scheduled Jay for hormone treatment and two major surgeries to remove her breasts and uterus. Jay’s endocrinologist, Professor Ann Conway, was concerned that Jay was “very young” and therefore needed “a thorough psychiatric work-up before embarking on hormone treatment.”
But psychiatrist Dr. Patrick Toohey did not provide a thorough psychiatric evaluation and did not take the time to listen to his patient. After just one meeting, he prescribed synthetic hormones, forcing Jay to develop secondary male sex characteristics. The mutilation surgeries followed soon thereafter, starting with a double mastectomy. When Jay was just 22 years old, her psychiatrist signed off on a hysterectomy, writing that there was no “psychiatric contraindication to proceeding with hysterectomy as part of gender transition.”
A decade later, Jay does not identify as a male, an assumption that was forced on her at a young age. Today, she is suing the psychiatrist for professional negligence.
Back when she was nineteen years old, Jay says she told the doctor that she suffered from social phobia, but this issue was ignored. If psychiatrists took a little time and got down to the root of the problem, then hormone therapy and gender-contorting surgeries would not even be considered. The hormones and procedures that Jay underwent ultimately caused early menopause, impaired psychological functioning, deep anxiety and depression. She ultimately wanted to have children but could not. Now, she holds the doctor accountable for not recommending she get a second opinion before the hysterectomy was conducted.
The feelings, urges and thoughts of youth are complex and fleeting, but none of it has to define them for life -- unless it gets taken too far. Birth gender is sacred and should be preserved and affirmed first. Jay remembers being confused about her sexuality and gender after going online and learning about gender dysphoria.
“Because of the definition of dysphoria, I thought, ‘That’s what I have.’ I decided that I must be transgender because of my discomfort that I had in my body,” said Langadinos. But after coming to an incorrect conclusion about her identity, she was not guided in the right direction. When she sought psychiatric help, she was affirmed in her confusion and further persuaded to accept an identity that wasn’t truly hers. As the hormone treatment took effect, it made her even more unhappy, and she sought further changes to “fix” herself and find some sort of happiness inside.
“As my unhappiness grew, I felt the cause of my unhappiness was because I was not male, so the answer was to change my body even more,” said Langadinos. “I had a breakdown, couldn’t function for an entire year. I couldn’t get out of bed. I wish at the time I know how much I was hurting and why.”
Victims of gender transition are rising up and telling their stories. These first-hand experiences are motivating more medical professionals to stand up for children who are preyed on by trans-activism, gender delusions, synthetic hormones and genital mutilation. Dr. Quentin Van Meter, president of the American College of Pediatricians, called puberty blockers “child abuse” in an interview with LifeSiteNews.
“If you are interrupting that with clearly the intent of never having it go the direction that nature intended, with biological males ending up as adult males and biological females ending up as adult female, if you interrupt that, you are basically setting up a disease state,” Van Meter stated. “And then on top of that, the purpose is clearly in the vast majority of kids that get on puberty blockers, they will not be allowed to go through their own natural puberty. They will be held back and then given cross-sex hormones.”
Dr. Van Meter said that puberty blockers are a gateway to surgical mutilation of healthy body parts and they have many short- and long-term side effects. “So it’s a conveyor belt. And once that patient is placed on the conveyor belt of puberty blockers, they are carried down the assembly line to cross-sex hormones. And then at the end, have an option to do surgery to mutilate their bodies to appear like the opposite sex.”